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Watch: Wave Forms In Israeli River Amidst Record Rainfall And Flooding

Surfers, of course, surfed it. 

cinema // Jan 11, 2020
Words by stab
Reading Time: < 1 minutes

Blame it on man, blame it on “God”, blame it on the “earth’s natural cycles,” but we can all agree that our planet has been a hot, wet mess lately.  

That these patterns perfectly align with climate scientists’ beliefs evidence that human activity has rapidly increased the temperature of our planet and thus led to more drastic weather patterns is either leftist propaganda or conclusive proof of plague that are human beings, depending on which side of the oil lobby you sit. 

Agendas aside, no one can deny Australia, which is seeing its hottest days, months, and years to date along with its worst fire season in recorded history, nor Israel, which over the New Year broke a 50-year record of rainfall within a two week period.

As the proverbial “they” say: where there’s fire there’s smoke, and where there’s rain there’s the off-chance of surfing a standing wave in a nearby river. That’s exactly how one Israeli man welcomed the downpour. 

According to The Times of Israel:

On Thursday, Channel 12 broadcast footage of a surfer riding the waves on the normally placid Lahish River. “This is an opportunity I have to take advantage of,” he explained.

And of course he did, because that’s what surfers do—we see a wave, and we surf it. Especially if it’s a rarely-occurring wave. This is the first and most important rule of the game. 

But for the climate-believer/surfers out there, isn’t this man’s response painfully ironic? That even as the conscious destroyers of our only known world, we’re also reveling in the effects of its collapse? 


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